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Rick Ross

Biography

He hit the limelight with his recording Deeper Than Rap and became MTV’s Hottest MC in the overall game in 2012 after founding the record label Maybach GROUP. He was a correctional official in Florida, and continued tour with Technique Daddy. His 1st recording, Slot of Miami, strike #1 around the Billboard 200 in 2006. He offers two children from a earlier relationship called Toie and William III. On his recording Valley of Loss of life, he discusses failing to pay out kid support for his two kids. He offers collaborated with Lil Wayne on several songs.

Quick Facts


Full Name Rick Ross
Date Of Birth January 26, 1960
Place Of Birth Texas
Height 1.8 m
Profession Autobiographer
Education Albany State University, Miami Carol City Senior High School, Purple Lamborghini, Aston Martin Music, Hustlin', Fayetteville, NC, United States, Jacksonville, FL, United States, Las Vegas, NV, United States
Nationality American
Children Toie Roberts, William Roberts III, Purple Lamborghini, Aston Martin Music, Hustlin', Fayetteville, NC, United States, Jacksonville, FL, United States, Las Vegas, NV, United States
Parents Tommie Roberts
Siblings Tawanda Roberts
Awards BET Hip Hop Award for Best Club Banger, BET Hip Hop Award for Best Track of the Year, BET Hip Hop Award for MVP of the Year, BET Hip Hop Award for Best Collabo, Duo or Group, Purple Lamborghini, Aston Martin Music, Hustlin', Fayetteville, NC, United States, Jacksonville, FL, United States, Las Vegas, NV, United States
Music Groups Triple C's
Nominations Grammy Award for Best Rap Album, MTV Europe Music Award for Best Hip-Hop, BET Award for Best Collaboration, Grammy Award for Best Rap/Sung Performance, Grammy Award for Best R&B Song, BET Award for Video of the Year, Grammy Award for Best R&B Performance, Grammy Award for Best Song Written for Visual Media, BET Hip Hop Award for Best Mixtape, BET Hip Hop Award for Best Lyricist of the Year, BET Hip Hop Award for People's Champ, BET Hip Hop Award for Hustler of the Year, BET Hip Hop Award for Best Hip Hop Video, World Music Award for World’s Best Album, World Music Award for World’s Best Video, BET Hip Hop Award for CD of the Year, Soul Train Music Award for Best Collaboration, Soul Train Music Rhythm & Bars Award, Billboard Music Award for Top Rap Album, World Music Award for World’s Best Song, BET Hip Hop Award for Best New Hip Hop Artist, iHeartRadio Music Award for Hip-Hop/R&B Song of the Year, Soul Train Music Award for Best New Artist, World Music Award for World’s Best Male Artist, BET Award for Best Male Hip-Hop Artist, World Music Award for World’s Best Live Act, World Music Award for World’s Best Entertainer of the Year, BET Hip Hop Award for Best Album of the Year, Soul Train Music Award for Video of the Year, Purple Lamborghini, Aston Martin Music, Hustlin', Fayetteville, NC, United States, Jacksonville, FL, United States, Las Vegas, NV, United States
Movies Fayetteville, NC, United States, Jacksonville, FL, United States, Las Vegas, NV, United States, Days of Wrath, Freaknik: The Musical, Hip Hop Life, Rick Ross: M.I.Yayo, Drugs on Music: Cocaine City 12, Visual Reality, All Access: DVD Magazine: Vol. 13, Rap Hustlin': Grind or Die, Rick Ross: Street Certified: Vol. 1, Rick Ross: Maybach Music 2: Deeper Than Rap
Star Sign Aquarius

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#Fact
1Released sophomore album 'Trilla' on March 11th (US). [March 2008]
2Released his debut album, 'Port of Miami'. [August 2006]
3Preparing to release his second studio album 'Trilla'. [September 2007]
4Once worked as a corrections officer.
5He named his second studio album 'Trilla' - a play on Michael Jackson's album, 'Thriller'. At the end of its first week of release, 'Trilla' debuted at #1 on The Billboard 200, selling 198,956 copies. It is his second consecutive #1 album.
6In August of 2007, he released an album titled 'Rise to Power', consisting of songs recorded before he signed with Def Jam. This album was released under Suave House, the record label which first discovered him.
7His musical inspirations are Ice Cube, The Notorious B.I.G. Trick Daddy and JT Money.
8Sampled the song "Push It to the Limit" from the classic film 'Scarface' for his single "Push It", which became a hit.
9His debut album is called 'Port of Miami' and was released on August 8th, 2006 (U.S.). Since its release, the album has reached platinum status.
10He is signed to Slip-N-Slide Records, distributed under Def Jam Records.
11He took his rap name from Los Angeles, California drug kingpin "Freeway" Rick Ross, who ran one of the largest crack-cocaine distribution networks in the United States of America during the 1980s and early 1990s.
12When he was younger, Ross formed rap group The Carol City Cartel and began rapping in the mid '90s.
13The title of his first album 'Port of Miami' is a reference to Florida's cocaine distribution business, which Ross was involved in before he reached fame.
14He has worked with DJs such as DJ Kroink, DJ 2Nen, DJ Smallz and DJ Ideal on mixtapes.
15After hearing Ross' song "Hustlin'", rapper/Def Jam CEO Jay-Z signed him to a multi-million-dollar deal.


Soundtrack

Soundtrack

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Skrillex & Rick Ross: Purple Lamborghini2016Video short performer: "Purple Lamborghini"
Suicide Squad2016performer: "Purple Lamborghini" / writer: "Purple Lamborghini" - as William Roberts
The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy FallonTV Series writer - 6 episodes, 2014 - 2016 performer - 2 episodes, 2014
The Boss2016writer: "All I Do Is Win" - as William Roberts
Magic Mike XXL2015writer: "All I Do Is Win" - as William Roberts
Rap Critic Reviews2013-2015TV Series performer - 5 episodes
Pitch Perfect 22015writer: "All I Do Is Win" - as William Roberts
Todd's Pop Song ReviewsTV Series documentary performer - 2 episodes, 2011 - 2015 writer - 2 episodes, 2011 - 2015
The Mindy Project2015TV Series performer - 1 episode
Jimmy Kimmel Live!TV Series performer - 1 episode, 2014 writer - 1 episode, 2014
Horrible Bosses 22014performer: "Hustlin'" / writer: "Hustlin'" - as William Leonard Roberts
Preventers2014Short performer: "New Flame"
So You Think You Can Dance2013-2014TV Series performer - 4 episodes
Late Night with Seth MeyersTV Series performer - 1 episode, 2014 writer - 1 episode, 2014
Grand Theft Auto V2013Video Game performer: "Ali Bomaye", "Bugatti"
We're the Millers2013performer: "Hustlin'" / writer: "Hustlin'" - as William Roberts
The Bling Ring2013performer: "9 Piece" / writer: "9 Piece" - as William Roberts
Django Unchained2012performer: "100 Black Coffins" / writer: "100 Black Coffins"
Spring Breakers2012performer: "Big Bank" / writer: "Big Bank" - as William Leonard Roberts
Britain's Got Talent2012TV Series writer - 1 episode
Demi Lovato: Stay Strong2012TV Movie documentary performer: "B.M.F. Blowin' Money Fast" - uncredited / writer: "B.M.F. Blowin' Money Fast" - uncredited
That Way2011Video short performer: "That Way" / writer: "That Way" - as William Roberts
The Hangover Part II2011performer: "Monster" / writer: "Monster"
Jumping the Broom2011writer: "All I Do Is Win" - as William Roberts
So You Think You Can Dance Canada2010TV Series performer - 2 episodes
Late Night with Jimmy Fallon2010TV Series performer - 1 episode
Freaknik: The Musical2010TV Movie performer: "Beat Build"
Fighting2009performer: "Hustlin'" / writer: "Hustlin'" - as William Roberts
Grand Theft Auto IV2008Video Game performer: "Hustlin'" / writer: "Hustlin'" - as William Roberts
Skate.2007Video Game performer: "Hustlin'" / writer: "Hustlin'"
All About the Benjamins2002performer: "Told Y'all" / writer: "Told Y'all" - as William Roberts

Actor

Actor

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Skrillex & Rick Ross: Purple Lamborghini2016Video shortRick Ross
Ride Along 22016Lemon Pepper (uncredited)
RossFit2014Short
Magic City2013TV SeriesButterball
Freaknik: The Musical2010TV MovieBig Uzi (voice)
Fabolous: Everything, Everyday, Everywhere2009ShortClub Goer
Days of Wrath2008G Dogg
Flo Rida: In the Ayer2008Video shortRick Ross

Producer

Producer

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Lotus Flower Bomb2011Video short executive producer
That Way2011Video short executive producer - as Ricky Rozay

Thanks

Thanks

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Shredder2011shout out

Self

Self

TitleYearStatusCharacter
The Wendy Williams Show2017TV SeriesHimself
2017 MTV Woodies2017TV MovieHimself - Host
The Late Show with Stephen Colbert2017TV SeriesHimself - Musical Guest
WWE Raw2016TV SeriesHimself
The Real2015TV SeriesHimself
The Late Late Show with James Corden2015TV SeriesHimself - Musical Guest
Jimmy Kimmel Live!2008-2015TV SeriesHimself - Musical Guest / Himself
The Nightly Show with Larry Wilmore2015TV SeriesHimself - Panelist
The Breakfast Club2015TV SeriesHimself - Guest
Good Morning America2014TV SeriesHimself - Guest
The Insider2014TV SeriesHimself
The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon2014TV SeriesHimself - Musical Guest
Love & Hip Hop: Hollywood2014TV SeriesHimself
The Message2014TV Mini-Series documentaryHimself(2014)
This Is Hot 972014TV SeriesHimself
Chelsea Lately2010-2014TV SeriesHimself - Guest / Himself - Round Table
Le grand journal de Canal+2014TV Series documentaryHimself
The Arsenio Hall Show2014TV SeriesHimself - Musical Guest
Late Night with Seth Meyers2014TV SeriesHimself - Musical Guest
RapFix Live2011-2014TV SeriesHimself
2013 BET Hip Hop Awards2013TV SpecialHimself
King of Hustlin2013Himself
An Evening with Rick Ross and the 1500 or Nothin Band2013TV MovieHimself
Wale Presents the Gifted Documentary2013Documentary shortHimself
Rip the Runway2013TV MovieHimself - Performer
Cribs2013TV SeriesHimself
2012 BET Hip Hop Awards2012TV SpecialHimself
BET Awards 20122012TV SpecialHimself
Saggin' in the A-T-L...2011DocumentaryHimself
2011 BET Hip Hop Awards2011TV SpecialHimself - Performer
The Cookout 22011TV MovieHimself
That Way2011Video shortHimself
Ridiculousness2011TV SeriesHimself
2011 MTV Video Music Awards2011TV SpecialHimself - Performer
MTV Video Music Awards 2011 Pre-Show2011TV SpecialHimself
BET Awards 20112011TV SpecialHimself
Funk Flex Full Throttle2011TV Series
2010 BET Hip Hop Awards2010TV SpecialHimself
2010 MTV Video Music Awards2010TV SpecialHimself - Opening Sketch Performer
Kings of the Underground: The Dramatic Journey of UGK2010Video documentaryHimself
Lopez Tonight2010TV SeriesHimself
Late Night with Jimmy Fallon2009-2010TV SeriesHimself - Musical Guest
BET Awards 20102010TV SpecialHimself
2010 VH1 Hip Hop Honors: The Dirty South2010TV SpecialHimself - Performer
The Mo'Nique Show2009TV SeriesHimself
6th Annual VH1 Hip Hop Honors2009TV MovieHimself
Late Show with David Letterman2009TV SeriesHimself - Musical Guest
Access Granted2009TV SeriesHimself
The Next Hit2008Himself
BET Hip Hop Awards 20082008TV SpecialHimself
Ozone West2008DocumentaryHimself
BET Awards '082008TV SpecialHimself
BET Awards 20082008TV SpecialHimself - Performer
The Final Chapter2008DocumentaryHimself
VIP Lounge2008TV SeriesHimself
Last Call with Carson Daly2008TV SeriesHimself
Flo Rida: Elevator2008ShortHimself
Flo Rida Feat. T-Pain: Low2008ShortHimself
Young Jeezy: Vacation2008ShortHimself
Young Jeezy: Who Dat2008ShortHimself
BET Hip-Hop Awards2007TV SpecialHimself
The Good, the Bad and the Bling2007DocumentaryHimself
Hip Hop Life2007VideoHimself
21st Annual Soul Train Music Awards2007TV SpecialHimself
BET Hip-Hop Awards2006TV SpecialHimself - Performer
DJ Khaled Makes a Video: Grammy Family2006TV Special
DJ Khaled Makes a Video: Holla at Me2006TV Movie documentary
Notarized: Year End Video Countdown2004TV MovieHimself
Trina: The Making of a Diamond Princess2003TV Movie documentaryHimself

Archive Footage

Archive Footage

TitleYearStatusCharacter
106 & Park Top 10 Live2006-2007TV SeriesHimself - 'We Takin' Over' Video / Himself

Won awards

Won awards

YearAwardCeremonyNominationMovieAward shared with
2012SLFCA AwardSt. Louis Film Critics Association, USBest MusicDjango Unchained (2012)· Rocky Roberts
· Luis Bacalov
· Ennio Morricone
· Edda Dell'Orso
· Jim Croce
· John Legend
· James Brown
· RZA
· Jerry Goldsmith

Nominated awards

Nominated awards

YearAwardCeremonyNominationMovieAward shared with
2015BET AwardBET AwardsVideo of the Year· Chris Brown
· Usher Raymond
2015BET AwardBET AwardsBest Collaboration· Chris Brown
· Usher Raymond
2015GrammyGrammy AwardsBest R&B Performance· Chris Brown
· Usher Raymond
2015GrammyGrammy AwardsBest R&B Song· Eric Bellinger (songwriter)
· Chris Brown (songwriter)
· Jimmy Cliff (songwriter)
· Usher Raymond (songwriter)
· Keith Thomas (songwriter)
2013GrammyGrammy AwardsBest Rap AlbumFor the album "God Forgives, I Don't."
2012GrammyGrammy AwardsBest Rap/Sung Collaboration· D.J. Khaled
· Drake
· Lil' Wayne


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#Trademark
1His raspy voice
2Is often seen wearing sunglasses

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